Ed Benkin

Ed Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Benkin attended Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. At Rowan University, one of his teachers was longtime KYW South Jersey bureau chief Ed Kasuba. Besides attending classes at Rowan, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show. Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. Then, in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director -- anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties. Benkin worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He now serves as a fill-in for Temple University’s basketball broadcasts. Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio. He also writes news and sports features for the South Jersey regional newspaper, The Central Record, and has been heard as play-by-play announcer for the Trenton Thunder, the Trenton Titans, and the Reading Royals. Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.

Ed lives in Burlington Township, NJ, with his two daughters, Lauren and Jessica.

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    June 12, 2019 - 9:21 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Doug Pederson and his offensive coaches, the possibilities are endless in 2019.

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    Aug 30, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins (27) walks out of the tunnel after the national anthem before a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field.
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    June 11, 2019 - 9:55 pm

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    Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view as Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) drops back to pass during minicamp at Novacare Complex.
    Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
    June 06, 2019 - 8:09 am

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The days of "voluntary work" are coming to a close in South Philadelphia.

    The Eagles completed another OTA on Wednesday.  They will have one more on...

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    Doug Pederson gave his Carson Wentz the green light to hit the field for this week's workouts.
    Ed Benkin/KYW Newsradio
    May 21, 2019 - 6:18 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Doug Pederson was ready for the question and was more than happy to give the answer. 

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    May 10, 2019 - 9:01 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says he doesn't want to overwhelm his rookies. The challenge of their first NFL practice sessions will give...

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    Andre Dillard (Washington State) is selected as the number twenty-two overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville.
    Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
    April 26, 2019 - 7:06 am

    NASHVILLE (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles did not want to wait to find a future replacement for their Hall of Fame tackle.

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    Alain Vigneault decided that one year away from coaching was more than enough.
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    April 18, 2019 - 6:54 pm

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